By donating to Refuge Victoria you will help us to provide vital practical support for women and children who are rebuilding their lives, self-esteem and resilience, and taking charge of their futures. Many people who come into our care have nothing but the clothes they are standing in.
Why we need your support
With three substantial refuge facilities of 18 independent units and 15 crisis properties, and nomination rights over a further 35 transitional properties, we’re supporting some of the most vulnerable people in Victoria. Our properties are fully furnished and stocked with basic food and household items to assist clients during their stay with us. Generous donors permit us to provide even more support whilst reminding our clients that their community cares.
Support us with a monthly gift
An ongoing monthly donation to Refuge Victoria will help support our clients in a tangible way as they start to rebuild their lives. When starting over, all household essentials are needed, for example, new linen that they can take with them when they move to more permanent accommodation, or new books or board games for their children to replace the ones they left behind.
In kind donations
Refuge Victoria supports over 1,000 clients each year who are recovering from the impacts of family violence each year. We welcome in-kind donations from the community to support our clients. Empowering the clients in our care is very important to us, and for this reason we endeavour to provide items that are new rather than passing on preloved or unwanted items.
- New linen for single and double beds (single and double bed sheet sets, quilt covers, quilts, pillows, pillowcases, bath towels and face washers)
- Non-perishable food items
- Gift cards to purchase food, petrol, toys or games.
- Near new household items – dinner sets, cutlery, glasses, cups, mugs, utensils, saucepans and bakeware
- Gifts for special occasions like Easter, Mother’s Day and Christmas.
For further donation enquiries, email email@example.com. When you contact us, please let us know where you are located – photographs of your donations are helpful too.
Donate to others
We work closely with a range of community partners to support our client’s practical needs. The generous support of these organisations allows Refuge Victoria to focus on the provision of crisis accommodation and specialised support.
If you have preloved items in good enough condition that you would happily give it to a loved one, the organisations listed here may be able to take them.
Based in Mitcham, the Generosity Collective accepts preloved clothing and linen in very good condition and new toiletries.
Based in Mitcham, EERN accepts household furniture, whitegoods and electrical appliances in good condition and working order.
Based in Derrimut, WERN may accept household furniture, whitegoods and electrical appliances in good condition and working order.
Based in Clayton, St Kilda Mums accepts donations for babies and children that are in excellent, clean condition.
Or contact your local op shop.